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03-06-20 New paper shows the Carbon cost of anti-motorcycle transport policy.
The Motorcycle Action Group has published a new paper examining the Carbon cost of poor motorcycle transport policy.
 
01-06-20 MAG launches Ride To Work Day 2020 campaign
The Motorcycle Action Group has launched its Ride To Work Day campaign website with the strong message that commuting by motorcycle or scooter is a perfect transport solution.
 
21-05-20 Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations reports progress and growing support
Following the submission of its Ride COVID Safe White Paper to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, last week, progress has been made and support is growing.
 
14-05-20 The UK’s leading motorcycle rider groups call on the Government to recognise the role of motorcycling during the COVID-19 crisis
The country’s largest motorcycling organisations have today jointly submitted a White Paper to the Secretary of State, Grant Shapps, and to each of the three devolved administrations.
 
13-05-20 MAG welcomes a statement by the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, in support of using motorcycles
MAG has praised the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, for recognising motorcycles in the UK transport mix. In response to a question by Julian Lewis – MP for New Forest East and member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Motorcycling - Mr Shapps agreed that motorbikes play a key role in delivering billions of commuting miles in the country.
 
06-05-20 MAG urges Government not to overlook motorcycles in plans to ease lockdown
MAG has criticised the omission of motorcycles in indications of Government thinking around transport in the transition from lockdown back to normality. Claiming that the “New Normal” may not be anything like that proposed by many lobby groups, MAG calls for clearer thinking
 
01-05-20 A big thank you and an important rally update
MAG has been overwhelmed by the generous donations of some of those who would have been attending the Into The Valley rally this weekend, and we wish to thank you all for your thoughtful contributions. We are so grateful for the amazing support that will help enable us to continue fighting for riders’ rights.
 
29-04-20 Motorcycle groups develop a united response to Oxfordshire County Council's anti-motorcycle bias
Many Oxfordshire motorcyclists already know that Oxfordshire County Council is conducting a survey regarding its future Local Transport and Connectivity Plan 5 and asks for responses to 28 papers on various aspects of the plan.
 
27-04-20 MAG calls for a weight-based Vehicle Excise Duty system
MAG has revealed its position on Vehicle Excise Duty. Proposing a universal system based purely on vehicle weight, MAG says it is promoting a system that meets all the goals of the Government whilst offering a long-term solution that addresses far more than just a single vehicle emission problem.
 
22-04-20 MAG praises Oxfordshire County Council for revising motorcycle proposals following feedback from MAG
In a major motorcycling breakthrough, MAG has welcomed a rethink by Oxfordshire County Council following significant input from MAG and local bikers about blatant anti-motorcycle bias regarding their Local Transport and Connectivity Plan.
 
17-04-20 MAG exposes ‘blatant anti-motorcycle bias’ in Oxfordshire County Council
MAG has formally requested that Oxfordshire County Council withdraw part of its Local Transport and Connectivity Plan documentation after discovering ‘jaw-droppingly inappropriate’ accusations against bikers in their document.
 
16-04-20 MAG’s work continues during country’s lockdown
During these unprecedented times, MAG will still have its foot on the gas working for motorcycling, due to the support of its amazing members.
 
31-03-20 MAG makes initial comments on the Transport Decarbonisation Plan
MAG has given its initial reaction to the lowkey launch of Grant Shapps’ Transport Decarbonisation Plan, asking why the Department for Transport continues to ignore motorcycles as a separate and crucial mode of transport.
 
25-03-20 MAG urges all bikers to heed Government advice to stay at home
The Motorcycle Action Group has called on all motorcyclists to act responsibly by following Government guidance on Coronavirus to the letter. Leisure riding should not be considered essential travel, but where travel is essential motorcycling remains a very sensible choice.
 
24-03-20 A Message from our Chair
In light of the latest advice we have closed the office. Our staff continue to work from home which is the norm for Colin & Lembit, our political unit.
 
24-03-20 MAG responds to Asphalt Industry Association report
MAG commenting on the Asphalt Industry Association’s 25th ALARM Report, released today, hopes that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will revisit roads maintenance funding after the current health crisis has passed.
 
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